Tip of the Week: Shoot Out of Focus


We all aspire to click sharp and detailed photos. However, purposely leaving your main subject out of focus can draw the attention onto colours and shapes. You can choose to have the entire picture hazy, by focusing far behind or in front of your main subject. This will require you to use a wide aperture, as it will help minimise the depth-of-field. Alternatively, you may want to keep just one element in the frame perfectly sharp and the rest of the image looking completely fuzzy. Additionally, any bright, light sources in the frame will be rendered as out-of-focus highlights in your frame. Identified as bokeh, these circular splashes of light can look quite pleasing in a photograph.

Photograph/Rohit S Krishnan